Prohibition

69 responses

Which of these names was used to describe the enacted law that began prohibition in January of 1919?

67 out of 69 answered

1
They were all used
46% / 31 resp.
2
Volstead Act
29% / 20 resp.
3
National Prohibition Act
20% / 14 resp.
4
The Noble Experiment
3% / 2 resp.

What was the name of the movement that drove the adoption of prohibition?

66 out of 69 answered

1
Temperance
81% / 54 resp.
2
Moral Majority
15% / 10 resp.
3
Curtailment
1% / 1 resp.
4
Moderation
1% / 1 resp.

How many months did it take to ratify the 18th Amendment to the Constitution?

66 out of 69 answered

1
13
37% / 25 resp.
2
21
25% / 17 resp.
3
3
22% / 15 resp.
4
47
13% / 9 resp.

Which was NOT made illegal by the 18th Amendment?

66 out of 69 answered

1
Consumption of alcohol
62% / 41 resp.
2
Manufacture of alcohol
22% / 15 resp.
3
Transportation of alcohol
12% / 8 resp.
4
Sale of alcohol
3% / 2 resp.

It required 36 states to ratify the 21st Amendment repealing prohibition. Which state was the 36th ratifying state?

66 out of 69 answered

1
Utah
30% / 20 resp.
2
Missouri
28% / 19 resp.
3
Wisconsin
24% / 16 resp.
4
Georgia
16% / 11 resp.

How much tax revenue did the Federal Government lose due to Prohibition?

66 out of 69 answered

1
$11 billion
34% / 23 resp.
2
$750 million
27% / 18 resp.
3
$250 million
25% / 17 resp.
4
$21 billion
12% / 8 resp.

Which of these well-known restaurants first opened as a speakeasy in New York City?

66 out of 69 answered

1
21 Club
42% / 28 resp.
2
Delmonico's
31% / 21 resp.
3
Smith & Wollensky’s
16% / 11 resp.
4
Lutece
9% / 6 resp.

What term was used to describe someone who illegally manufactured alcohol?

66 out of 69 answered

1
Bootlegger
92% / 61 resp.
2
Stamp Dodger
4% / 3 resp.
3
Revenuer
1% / 1 resp.
4
Rum Runner
1% / 1 resp.

It is fabled that FDR celebrated the end of prohibition by drinking this cocktail.

66 out of 69 answered

1
Manhattan
40% / 27 resp.
2
Dirty Martini
28% / 19 resp.
3
Gin and tonic
15% / 10 resp.
4
Rob Roy
15% / 10 resp.